Known for his roles in the tv series “Versailles” and “Merlin”
Alexander Vlahos is a young actor best known for playing Philippe, Duke of Orleans in the Canal+ television series “Versailles”, and for his role in the hit BBC drama “Merlin” as Mordred, where he earned rave reviews for his portrayal as the young Druid destined to kill King Arthur.
He was born in South Wales on July 30, 1988. His father is Greek and his mother is Welsh. He speaks Welsh and English. He trained in acting at the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama in Cardiff, graduating in 2009. Before becoming an actor, he liked to play ice hockey. He now lives in London.
He first appeared in the BBC Wales drama, Crash, in 2009 portraying Dylan. The following year, he appeared in the daytime medical soap opera Doctors in a week-long storyline entitled “Master Of The Universe”, in which he played the lead role of Lewis Cutler. The episodes were then nominated for ‘Best Single Episode’ and ‘Spectacular Scene of the Year’ at the British Soap Awards in 2010. Also in 2010, he appeared in “Pen Talar”, in the multi-award winning BBC drama series “The Indian Doctor”, and in the film “Bright Lights”.
In 2012 he earned the role of Private Keenan in BBC drama “Privates”, a mini-television series about conscripts in the National Service set in the 1960s, for which he shaved his head. He also played the part of Mordred in series five of “Merlin”, a role originally played by Asa Butterfield in the first two series.
Alexander played Malcolm opposite Kenneth Branagh in the critically acclaimed ‘Macbeth’, performing at the Manchester International Festival (2013) and on Broadway (2014).
From 2012 to 2016 he played the role of Dorian Gray in Big Finish Productions’ audio series, The Confessions Of Dorian Gray. He has also written one of the episodes, The Mayfair Monster, released in October 2013, and the audio play, HMS Surprise for the Bernice Summerfield box set New Frontiers which was released in April, 2013.
From 6 December 2013, Vlahos appeared in Fortune’s Fool at The Old Vic. In July 2015 it was announced that he would be playing Bertie Potts in the mini audiobook series “The Diary of River Song” set in the Doctor Who universe, alongside Alex Kingston.
He is part of the main cast, in the French historical television series about life at the court of Louis XIV, Versailles, which started with series 1 in November 2015, starring as the king’s brother, Philippe I, Duke of Orléans. Series 2 was filmed in early 2016 and explores the lighter side to Philippe, the first time for Vlahos to portray a rather light-hearted character for an extended period of time. On the 14th September 2016 producer Claude Chelli confirmed that Versailles has been renewed for a third season, which will begin filming in April 2017.
In the 2016 docudrama Barbarians Rising, a global co-production for History channels, Vlahos plays the Roman emperor Valentinian in one episode.
Alexander Vlahos is currently filming “Genius”, a National Geographic series, telling the stories of the world’s most brilliant innovators. Vlahos will play in the first episode, dedicated to Einstein, entitled: «Einstein: His Life and Universe».